Brand New

by admin on February 22, 2017

Isn’t life strange and beautiful? My brother and his wife had a baby tonight. I wasn’t able to be there because they live in Arizona and I live in New England, but he sent me a video of her peacefully sleeping. And I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact that the birth of this tiny human will change the world forever. Every human who comes into the world changes the world irreversibly. Isn’t that amazing? ┬áThe world will never be the same again.

I keep watching the video of this little bundle of happiness, how sweet she looks, how new her life. The whole of her life is stretched before her.

My brother sent me a photo of her being held by my mother. One brand new, the other having been on this road for a long time.

There is beauty in this journey we are on, beauty at all it’s stages. Our world doesn’t always see that beauty. It runs from aging like it’s unnatural or avoidable. Denies it, tries to change it, hates it. But in that image of my mother and my niece, I see the miraculous gift we call life, beautiful at each step. Especially when it’s brand new.

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